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Calibre UK Ltd
PO Box 1496
Fair Oaks, CA 95628 USA
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Calibre Introduces PremierView5
Professional HDTV Flat-Panel Display Driver Board

(Fair Oaks, CA USA/Bradford, West Yorkshire, England – January 13, 2005) Calibre UK Ltd, a UK-based developer of specialized display products and components, introduces PremierView5, their latest LCD driver board. PremierView5, the latest development within Calibre’s PremierView driver board family, includes new features such as professional grade HDTV compatibility, motion compensated de-interlacing and picture in picture facilities, It is aimed at manufacturers of high-performance LCD and plasma displays with demanding and critical image performance requirements; PremierView5 is ideally suited for use in broadcast, military, medical, industrial imaging and aerospace applications.

PremierView5 input options begin with the usual VGA analog, DVI digital, composite CVBS and YC/S-Video. Beyond that, the product also includes a dedicated YPbPr/RGBS component video input port and an HD-SDI serial digital video input, both compatible with HDTV and SDTV signals with automatic signal format detection. This provides a higher quality and more flexible solution compared with many competitive products, which typically have one input channel for SDTV with the user having to separately connect HDTV signals to the VGA analog input. PremierView5 is also the only commercially available LCD driver board to have built-in broadcast-grade HD-SDI compatibility for broadcast, medical and imaging use.

PremierView5 models are available to drive panels with resolutions from 640x480 up to 1920x1080 and all sizes in-between. The image quality from SDTV inputs is greatly improved by motion compensated de-interlacing and 3:2 pull-down correction. HDTV images are cleaned up by automatic signal noise reduction. PAL & NTSC inputs include an automatically enabled monochrome mode for use with hi-res monochrome and thermal imaging cameras. Picture In Picture supports Video window over Graphics and Graphics window over Video. Non standard image sizes are also supported via a flexible picture height and width control adjustment. Several pre-defined aspect ratio conversion configurations are designed into the product.

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About Calibre UK Ltd
Calibre UK Ltd, established in 1988, is a privately owned company based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The company is highly respected World-wide as a specialist manufacturer of flat panel displays, display electronics, image processing electronics and I2C-Bus comms systems. In May 2004, Calibre opened a Sales & Marketing office in Sacramento, California to further expand the availability of Calibre products throughout the USA and Internationally. For more information, visit or call (916) 916-1261.

Company Headquarters Contact:
Pauline Jarrett
Calibre UK Ltd
Cornwall House, Cornwall Terrace
BRADFORD, West Yorkshire
Tel: (44) 01274 394125
Fax: (44) 01274 730960

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